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Mayor Sarno, HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris, Fire Commissioner Calvi and Police Deputy Chief Kent Join with American Medical Response for Earn While You Learn Graduation and Awards and Recognition Event

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi and Police Deputy Chief Steven Kent joined with officials from American Medical Response (AMR) of Springfield to congratulate AMR’s 7th graduating class of EMT’s from their Earn While You Learn program.  AMR also honored individual first responders with an awards and recognition program, highlighting the great lifesaving work they have done.

Mayor Sarno states, “I congratulate all the members of the graduating class of AMR’s Earn While You Learn Program.  This 7th class has been a tremendous success, with many Springfield residents starting their careers as an EMT.  I am very proud of the graduates and appreciative of AMR’s continued belief and investment in our Springfield and their partnership working together to not only defeat this COVID-19 virus but continuing their daily duties of responding to any and all health related calls.  Special shout out and thanks to those being honored and recognized for their brave and dedicated services. ”

First launched in August 2019, the Earn While You Learn program is designed to make an easier transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals.  Participants are hired as employees and compensated while attending AMR’s EMT-Basic certification course.  Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, participants are promoted to EMT-B with a commensurate pay increase.

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